The reason that I signed up is that I'm running into problems with the StarTech.com Cardbus/PCMCIA to PCI adapter card.
I purchased the PCI card as a gift for Christmas late last year, because I was interested in inserting PCMCIA compatible devices into my desktop PC. Most recently as last month, I ordered a Matsushita LS-120 SuperDisk drive that will work with the PCMCIA to PCI adapter.
The problem is that the PCMCIA SuperDisk drive was recognised on my Windows XP laptop, however, when I tried to insert the card in the PCMCIA to PCI slot on my Windows 2000 desktop PC, the floppy drive would buzz briefly and the PC speaker would beep up for a moment. However, the PCMCIA to PCI adapter card failed to properly detect the drive. Here's a link to the screenshot for the reason why:
The StarTech.com Cardbus/PCMCIA to PCI adapter card (designed for Windows 98SE to Windows XP) uses a Ricoh RL5C475(II) cardbus controller. And according to the screenshot above, it's only detecting a PCMCIA IDE/ATAPI Controller.
The resources for the controller card have the IRQ set at 07 and the Input/Output Range set at DFF0-DFFF.
Could it mean the following:
1. The drivers for the StarTech.com Cardbus/PCMCIA to PCI adapter card are either not loaded properly or not loaded?
2. The PCMCIA to PCI adapter card is incompatible with this motherboard?
3. The PCMCIA to PCI adapter card is defective?
The motherboard that I'm using is a Intel LaCrosse D865GLCLK (made for Gateway).
Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
I hope that you can try to help me on this issue.